Claredale Street, Mansford Street, London

Claredale Street Building, Cambridge Heath Property London, Architecture

Claredale Street, London

Cambridge Heath Building Development – design by Karakusevic Carson Architects

19 May 2011

Claredale Street London

Location: Cambridge Heath, north east London, England

RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011

Design: Karakusevic Carson Architects

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photographs © Tim Crocker

Claredale Street

Prior to the high blocks of the ‘60s and ‘70s – at their best typified by Lasdun’s Keeling House, now a feted and gated cluster of private apartments – the area was characterised by Victorian terraces. It is this typology and scale that the architects have reintroduced, creating eminently liveable places.

The old street pattern is re-established. The architects have carefully considered issues of public and private space, creating active frontages to streets, shared courts and private gardens.

The architectural treatment is thoroughly contemporary with copper used to raise the material sense of the project across all tenure types. The overall sense of the development plan is one of modesty, intelligence and sensitivity to people and how they might live their lives.

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photographs © Ioana Marinescu

Claredale Street Building – Building Information

Location: Claredale Street and Mansford Street, London E2
Architect: Karakusevic Carson Architects
Client: Tower Hamlets Community Housing
Contractor: Hill Partnership
Structural Engineer: Atelier 1 Engineers, (M&E engineer) Atelier 10 Engineers
Contract Value: £10m
Date of completion: May 2010
Gross internal area: 51,000 sqm

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Cambridge Heath Housing – Mansford Street Homes images / information from RIBA


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